Fort Wayne Chiropractic as Part of The Plan To Enjoy A Healthier Old Age11/19/2019One Japanese community’s saying is "Extend healthy life expectancy by having fun." How does that look? Are our older community members ready to have fun? What would enable an older person to have fun? Independence. Mobility. Painfree movement. Sense of purpose. Community involvement. All of these come into play. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC provides Fort Wayne chiropractic care to keep our community’s older members healthy and equipped to have fun! JAPAN’s AGING The Japanese society is noteworthy as it looks at the trend toward an older society and what that implies for how the society will run, how medical care will have to change, how services will evolve to meet people where they are. Community efforts go far to enhance and improve the quality of life for people. One Japanese city – Anamizu “a town know for the good health and long life” of its 8600 residents because 45.4% of them are over age 65 years – hosted popular health classes via pharmacies. (1) Kobe City’s pharmacists united to do health workshops and establish pharmacies as community health centers. They presented exercise to improve activities of daily living, disease definition, nutrition, health counseling, and bone density measurement. Such efforts were designed to foster awareness of how to live a better, healthier life and in return a longer life expectancy. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC knows well that change can be good. JAPAN’S CHANGING Impactful changes are the birth and death rates of a country as they affect its structure. In Japan, such trends are followed closely. Its aging population is growing quickly. The over-age 65 years group in 2013 was 25%; in 2025 it’s expected to be 30%, and in 2060 to be 39.9%. The 75-year-old and over group in 2013 was 12.3% and estimated to be 26.9% in 2060. This aging group creates what researchers term a “super-aged” society. With aging, different healthcare challenges arise for the people and their healthcare providers and healthcare system. Researchers report that a shift in medical thought from “cure-seeking” to “cure and support seeking” is required to boost the patient’s quality of life. A shift from hospital centered care to community centered care is also called for. Collaboration among healthcare providers especially those who help people remain in their own homes as they age is called for. (3) Collaboration is needed. CHIROPRACTIC’S ROLE IN CARING FOR THE AGING Chiropractors collaborate for the good of their patients, particularly Fort Wayne back pain patients. Chiropractors stand out at co-managing conditions with family physicians, physical therapists and massage therapists. They often sent older patients to neurologists, family physicians, massage therapists, orthopedists and fellow chiropractors. Regarding management of back pain in older patients, 92% of chiropractors reported that they are sure of their ability to do that. (4) Chiropractic is reported to be protective against 1-year declines in functional and self-rated health issues for Medicare patients who have spine pain issues. Additionally, chiropractic patients have greater satisfaction with follow up and details regarding their condition. (5) Additionally, a consensus group of researchers decided that chiropractic for older adult patients is appropriate, especially that spinal manipulation is safe, exercise recommendations are proper, and manipulation and mobilization extend positive effects beyond just pain relief. (6) Having your Fort Wayne chiropractor at your side is valuable throughout your life and notably in your later years! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the case of a 74-year-old lady who sought to continue being a part of her family’s farm life. Her spinal stenosis hampered her desire, and Dr. Olding’s use of the Cox® Technic System intervened by allowing her to find enough pain relief to keep active in her life with a combination of chiropractic manipulation, rest and exercise. Schedule your Fort Wayne appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC. Exercise advice, spinal manipulation and clear communication about what is bothering you and your spine await your arrival. Extending your life expectancy by having fun and being busy with life is feasible when you can keep on keeping on with chiropractic’s help! « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."